Driver’s excuses

Proud to be MM’s first.  Will Maddern… on spinning an MX-5 with no power steering:

Will (spinmeister) Maddern

Will (spinmeister) Maddern

‘The power steering pump failed’

followed by…

‘There was nothing anyone could do to save it’

Nathan Cumberland, on reasons why he couldn’t take the M5 on track…

Nathan 'BMW Finance' Cumberland

‘The tyres are £300 a corner’

‘It is too wet’

‘It is too dry’

‘It is a bit moist’

‘I never knew it was like this’

‘The list price of this car is £85 grand’

‘I’ve forgotten to insure it’

‘My wife will confiscate my legs’

Jim, For spinning the E30 360 degrees, in first, at the bus stop, closed circuit, on the way for a photo opportunity

‘I just wanted to show Tony around a bit’

Jon ‘The Farmer’ Earp, our development manager, to the traumatised lady in the passenger seat in a field close to Croft circuit:

Just because he's a pilot, he puts wings on everything.  Even this tractor.

Just because he's a pilot, he puts wings on everything. Even this tractor.

‘That didn’t go as planned’

First outing for the powerboat in competition at Plymouth, Mark Neale, P1′s latest hotshot:

Mark 'I secretly unplug Gav's headsets' Neale

Mark 'I secretly unplug Gav's headsets' Neale

‘We had the wrong sort of propellor’

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